UGK Alum Talks Inspiration & Motivation
1:00PM ET July 22, 2010
Contributor : Hip Hop Blog Staff
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Southern rap godfather and UGK alum Bun B shared his thoughts on his upcoming Trill O.G. album, and revealed that, despite what seems to be a widening generation gap in hip-hop, he still finds inspiration in today's music. "I just feel like this is the time when everybody needs something to motivate and inspire [them]," Bun explained. "I'm listening to Drake, i'm listening to Rick Ross. I'm listening to different people out here making music and [its] inspiring me."
"I wanna make sure that i'm contributing to the game right now," the rapper added. "We can't just paint by numbers and phone it, we gotta activate this movement right now. For me, with UGK and everything that we've built up to this point, I feel like I have to put everything I got towards what we got going right now. I think we did a good job with this album."
With Trill O.G. featuring posthumous appearances from his UGK partner Pimp C and the legendary 2Pac, a Notorious B.I.G. sample, Run-D.M.C. quotes and production from Gang Starr's DJ Premier alongside guest appearances from Drake and Gucci Mane, there's a subtle feeling that Bun crafted the album as a tribute to hip hop of yesterday and today. "In the process of this album, we saw there was opportunities to merge worlds. as far as the music that made me and the music that people are making today that's inspired me. we had moments where we brought all these worlds together. As long as you're keeping it trill, the public will appreciate it."
Trill O.G. hits stores August 3rd.